FG MOVES AGAINST AMERICAN SENATOR SEEKING TO BLOCK REPATRIATION OF ABACHA LOOT

The Nigerian government has kicked against an attempt by United States lawmaker, Senator Chuck Grassley, to block the repatriation of $320m laundered by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. Grassley, who is the highest ranking senator in the US, had asked the Department of Justice why the US was returning such funds to Nigeria despite the high record of human rights violation perpetrated by the government of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The US senator, who is an ally of President Donald Trump, wondered why the…

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WHY US WOULD NOT RETURN 500MIL DOLLARS ABACHA LOOT AS LONG AS MALAMI IS AGF

A coalition of civil society organisations has condemned the re-nomination of Abubakar Malami, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation. The coalition accused Malami of being a “barrier-in-chief” to President Mohammadu Buhari’s ‘intention’ to fight corruption, according to excerpts of a press conference published by Premium Times. The civil societies agreed that Malami performed below standards during his first term as the AGF. Jaye Gaskia, co-convener of the coalition said Nigeria repeatedly ranked low by the Transparency International Corruption Perception index while Malami was the AGF. He…

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ANOTHER ABACHA LOOT: HIS SON REACTS OVER LATEST DISCOVERY OF 211MIL POUNDS

Mahmoud Abacha, son of late General Sani Abacha who reacted to report of the newly discovered loot worth £211m and reportedly seized by a British court, has lashed out at those dragging his father over it. Son of General Abacha who seems not to believe report of the loot linked to his father, prayed that God will expose those behind the act. He wrote; “Rest in perfect everlasting peace baba. We love you, let your haters continue to drown in the evil pit of hatred until it consumes them ad…

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2023 PRESIDENCY BID SHAPES RACE FOR NIGERIAN GOVERNORS’ FORUM CHAIR

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Intrigues over the 2023 presidential race will determine who emerges the new chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) as the 36 state governors gather in Abuja today to pick a successor to the outgoing Chairman, Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State. Findings by THISDAY yesterday showed that the permutations by the governors over the next election season would influence their votes. Although the next general election is four years away, Nigerian politicians have begun subterranean campaigns for the 2023 presidential poll shortly after the conclusion…

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SENATE YET TO GET PROPOSAL HOW FG WOULD SPEND 350MIL DOLLARS ABACHA LOOT

Senator Danjuma Goje • As Reps Panel Probes Funding Of TraderMoni • NASS Confirms Budget For TraderMoni, Others The controversial TraderMoni scheme through which the Federal Government disburses funds to petty traders is actually part of the entire budget for the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP). The Danjuma Goje-led Senate Committee on Appropriation confirmed that funds for NSIP are captured in the Service Wide Vote for the Presidency. The NSIP include N-Power, National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), National Cash Transfer Project (NCTP), and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).…

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